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Workshop on UGC Digital Library held at UGC
A day-long workshop on ‘UGC Digital Library User Training’ was held at UGC auditorium on 08 April 2018. University Grants Commission (UGC) of Bangladesh in association with Wiley, an online based publisher organized the professional training programme for the librarians of public and private universities and some national level organizations.
Professor Abdul Mannna, Chairman, UGC, graced the programme as the Chief Guest. With Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, Member, UGC, in the chair, Dr. Md. Khaled, Secretary, UGC delivered the address of welcome. Md. Abdullah Al Hasan Chowdhury, Additional Secretary (University), Ministry of Education and Dr. Gauranga Chandra Mahanta ndc, Project Director (Additional Secretary), Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project, were the Special Guests on the occasion. Professor Dr. Mohammad Yousuf Ali Mollah, Professor Dr. Dil Afroza Begum, Members, UGC and Divisional Heads, UGC, among others, were present.
Professor Mannan, in his speech, said that Digital Library enhances knowledge, skills and efficiency of teachers, students and reserchers at higher educational institutions. He said the demand of e-resources is growing in the country. “Digital Library can play a significant role for creating new knowledge to produce skilled manpower.’ Professor Mannan also said Bangladesh needs skilled manpower and innovation for the sake of the country’s progress.
Professor Dr. Md. Akhtar Hossain, in his speech, underscored the need for proper use of e-content. “UGC Digital Library is playing its due role in excellency of country’s tertiary level education and research.”
At present, 90 organizations including 86 universities of the country are subscribing over 35,000 high-quality scholarly e-resources through UGC digital library. A total of 14 e-publishers including Wiley are providing e-resources to the subscribers.